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    Yes to x-rays...certainly not a deal breaker. ...

    Yes to x-rays...certainly not a deal breaker. FYI, Mary Hazzard's Cavalistic has two and went on to compete at the WC in eventing in 1978.
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    I once heard Bruce Davidson say something along...

    I once heard Bruce Davidson say something along the lines that it was the dam that had to be the talented one and that the sire could correct any deficiencies but that you could not really breed...
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    :lol::lol::lol: Oh dear Viney, are you reading...

    :lol::lol::lol:

    Oh dear Viney, are you reading Jilly Cooper or Jane Austin again??? Whilst it is true that there are some wealthy eventers, I can assure you that that is the minority. There are...
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    OK. Selection decisions are not only an "issue"...

    OK. Selection decisions are not only an "issue" with the USA. There are many countries who have been in a position to to say "should have, could have would have". The difference is that many of...
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    Here is the thing....We are not privy to the...

    Here is the thing....We are not privy to the terms of DOC's contract with regards to performance so calling for his head is really not realistic. He is only two years in to a VERY broken system. I...
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    Yes, multiple qualified "by ranking". If OG's...

    Yes, multiple qualified "by ranking". If OG's takes the teams that qualified and "x" amount of individuals IN ORDER from the world rankings and enough USA members are high enough in the order to...
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    Yes, that is why I base my thinking. Wasn't ride...

    Yes, that is why I base my thinking. Wasn't ride "A" qualified by ranking and then South African Federation wanted to "use" that placing and put rider "B" in his place. Rider "A" sued because it...
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    Can you imagine the lawsuits if a qualified rider...

    Can you imagine the lawsuits if a qualified rider is left off a composite team??????
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    I do not think that rider was allowed to start.

    I do not think that rider was allowed to start.
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    No. The team would have to be made up by the...

    No. The team would have to be made up by the combinations that qualified through world rankings. Now, should we qualify more than the numbers required for a team, I believe the "team" could be...
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    :yes:

    :yes:
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    Nick used to train Brazil before taking over the...

    Nick used to train Brazil before taking over the job for Ireland from Ginny last year.
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    Did you actually see the footage of the XC?? I...

    Did you actually see the footage of the XC?? I mean see it, not just read about it? The americans were not the only ones caught out by the holding ground. Even some who did cross the finish line...
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    :yes:

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    "Better" footing in UK...yes. Drier/firmer...

    "Better" footing in UK...yes. Drier/firmer footing in the UK...NO!!!! Doodlebug makes a great point about team orders and first to go. I do think the footing played a part. In my previous...
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    No...That is an Olympic "thing" as the IOC felt...

    No...That is an Olympic "thing" as the IOC felt that a rider/athlete should not receive two medals for the exact same performance in the case of team and individual. Hence they show jump again for...
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    I know right??!! He is such classy guy. Been...

    I know right??!! He is such classy guy. Been working so long and so hard to finally get the chance to represent Team Australia. He did your country proud yesterday. Just waiting on news of the...
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    eventing show jumping

    Bill Levitt does not present his horse after a clean run yesterday due to "nasty over reach"


    Boyd/Shammy held at the trot up but re-presents and passes.

    Kim and her horse to the holding box...
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    No there isn't.

    No there isn't.
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    I am suggesting that less is achieved when you...

    I am suggesting that less is achieved when you only have a few in the sandbox to play and measure yourself against. Judging is a factor across all levels. We have the horses, we have the riders. ...
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    I am implying NO SUCH THING as is evident in my...

    I am implying NO SUCH THING as is evident in my many posts on this subject over the years. I have always maintained that it is a training issue and access to regular competitive outings against...
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    It is not our courses as a whole. It is the very...

    It is not our courses as a whole. It is the very fact that North American riders are not competing against the rest of the world like those do in Europe every week. It is all well and good to use...
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    I absolutely disagree with you on both points. ...

    I absolutely disagree with you on both points. Yes, Rolex is a bit on the soft side but not by much. I do not think it needs to be longer. Our three star courses could rival any in the world. Our...
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    Count me as one who is not unhappy with the USA...

    Count me as one who is not unhappy with the USA team result. Sure, it is disappointing. They went into XC in Bronze position. They all looked the part on day one. USA fielded a brilliant team and...
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